tv CBS 5 Eyewitness News at Noon CBS October 8, 2012 12:00pm-12:30pm PDT
>> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald good afternoon. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. we begin with campaign 2012. president obama is hitting all parts of california including the bay area partly to replenish campaign cash the other to honor a civil rights leader. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran with more from the campaign
trail. >> reporter: gop white house hopeful mitt romney is delivering a major foreign policy speech at virginia military institute. he says president obama makes foreign policy decisions based on game plank. he also questions the president's leadership on challenges in the middle east saying, i know the president hopes for a safer freer and more prosperous middle east ally with the united states. i share this hope. but hope is not a strategy. polls show president obama still doing better than the challenger on national security and foreign policy. his campaign is already pushing back hard. this new ad mocks romney's july overseas trips and his response to the deadly attack on the embassy in libya. >> if this is how he handles the world now think what he might do as president.
>> reporter: the president is at a star-studded fundraiser in hollywood last night, he made his first public comments about his debate performance. >> everybody here is incredible professionals. >> reporter: the president and mitt romney will face foreign policy questions in the next debate in eight days. cate caugiran, cbs 5. >> the president what is near bakersfield this afternoon for a dedication ceremony where cesar chavez's home is being made into a national monument. president obama is expected to arrive in the bay area in less than two hours and will go to two fundraisers in san francisco. antiwar protestors had greet him. the president of alaska airlines is hoping for a partial solution any minute now to computer problems causing system wise flight delays. but all three major bay area airports are reporting no delays. it started about 4 hours ago. alaska hopes for a full resolution by 5 p.m. the computer problem stems from
a data outage in the midwest. alaska runs an average of more than 450 flights a day. crews are cleaning up after 200 "occupy" oakland protestors broke windows and splashed paint last night. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington has the story. >> it makes me angry because oakland has enough problems. >> reporter: people who live and work in oakland are frustrated seeing downtown trashed again. >> this is absolutely ridiculous. >> protestors went on a vandalism spree last night breaking windows. >> why would you do this now? >> we have an opposition protesting in the right way we shouldn't ever act in violence. >> reporter: this start as an antiwar protest. a group of about 200 met for a rally to mark the 11th
anniversary of the war in afghanistan. demonstrators marched from frank ogawa plaza and around 8:30 dispersed some taking out their anger in destructive ways. city hall is boarded up covering broken windows. also three banks, offices for kaiser permanente, a.c. transit and another building on 20th and broadway. rose works in the same building. >> very disappointing. i understand we have political arguments and opinions. that's what america is about. but this doesn't help anybody. >> reporter: nobody was hurt and police made no arrests. now it's about cleaning up. a cost to businesses and taxpayers who will foot the bill for repairs at city hall but some say the city's reputation is paying the highest price. >> it's kind of tarnishes's oakland's reputation in the bay area and nationally. >> reporter: to give you an idea of the expense this bank alone needs to replace 15 windows at about $2,000 per
window, they are looking at a $30,000 bill. in oakland, elissa harrington, cbs 5. police in the east bay want to know who killed a teacher at her home. susie ko was found dead in her hercules home after she failed to pick her husband up at the airport. police say she was killed between 7 and 10:00 at her home and then stole her blue subaru. >> she felt very comfortable here working and doing landscaping. i can only imagine somebody noticing that pattern and wanting to take advantage of that. >> the victim's children are now using social media to try to help police with their investigation. so far, they have about 140,000 followers on facebook. a grisly discovery in east oakland. police say a decomposing body wrapped in cloth was found last night inside a car near the
intersection of ritchie and olive next to the arroyo viejo rec center in oakland's eastmont neighborhood. police say the body appears to have been there for some time. investigators are not sure yet whether this is a homicide. two bay area lawmakers are protesting a move by the state public utilities commission regarding the san bruno explosion and fire. san mateo assemblyman jerry hill and san bruno mayor jim ruane want a judge to reject the puc's request to suspend the pipeline hearings over pg&e's penalties. the lawmakers argue putting the hearings on hold until next month would allow pg&e to negotiate settlements behind closed doors and avoid public scrutiny. a coalition of community groups in san jose is boycotting the bay area's largest latino grocery chain. mi pueblo is facing criticism over its decision to implement everify immigration screening in its application process. the grocery franchise claims it's receiving pressure from the department of homeland security to assess the legal
status of its employees. according to the "l.a. times," a spokesman from homeland security says the agency does not force employers to use its everify program. senator dianne feinstein is taking action against rising california gas prices. she is calling for a federal suppression into gas prices because she doesn't think -- a federal investigation into gas prices because she doesn't think they are related to supply and demand. california is paying the highest gas prices averaging $4.67 a gallon. as you can see, they are higher than that. yesterday, governor brown ordered state smog regulators to allow winter blend gas to be sold three weeks early. and remember, the cheapest gas in your neighborhood, you can find it at cbssf.com/gas. and then enter your zip code. there's been an arrest following a brawl that broke out among people attending two different wedding receptions in downtown philadelphia and it was all caught on video. police say a 26-year-old man is being charged with aggravated
assault in connection with the weekend fight. a 57-year-old man suffered a fatal heart attack outside the reception. but authorities don't know yet if he was involved in the fighting. >> it's just started punching each other and hitting each other and the police came in and started clubbing people. >> police say they don't know what started the fight but they believe alcohol was involved. hugo chavez has won a new six-year term as president of venezuela. the socialist overcame a challenge from a moderate candidate. more than 80% of eligible voters went to the polls. thousands living abroadcast ballots at diplomatic offices, including the consulate in new orleans. israeli planes flew over towns in lebanon today. it was an apparent retaliation for a drone that crossed into israel over the weekend. the israeli military did not directly blame hezbollah, a shiite group in lebanon, but a major newspaper in israel d
lebanon's tv channel affiliated with hezbollah reports that the unmanned aircraft was in fact launched in lebanon. israel shot it down and nobody was hurt. a warning for people who take a generic version of a popular antidepressant. what you need to know. >> a heavy issue to consider in half moon bay. the king of the crop when it comes to pumpkins at this year's weigh-off. >> hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. a lot of sunshine in many spots, some clouds moving in along the coast. could we see some rain? we'll talk about that coming up. hi, i'm amy for downy unstopables
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cuts in growth forecast for all of asia. right now the dow as you can see is it down nearly 20 points. 19 now 18 and change. general motors will hire as many as 1500 workers to staff a new computer technology center in a detroit suburb. the automaker is shifting computer work from companies at outside firms and plans to open up four new technology centers in the united states. gm says it could hire 10,000 people to do the work in the next three to five years. best buy's geek squad is expanding the tech support service now offered to ebay customers who opt for service plans when they buy some electronics. the geek squad is also being tested at 28 target stores as best buy looks for new ways to make some money from fixing computers and tablets. the generic version of a popular antifres and the drug apparently isn't working for some people. the fda chose tests show that the generic version of wellbutrin xl isn't as effective. hundreds of patients complained
sparking an fda investigation. so the pharmaceutical company and a laboratory are pulling the generic version. they say there are no safety issues associated with the generic products. a new study by ucla neurophysicists show the sleeping brain behaves as if it is remembering something. researchers say the study helps to explain why you canmore easily recall phone numbers or directions you memorized the day before. they also say the study is important because humans spend a third of their lives sleeping and lack of sleep has adverse effects on health, learning and memory. >> we know that. a new study finds patient navigators can make a critical difference for women with breast cancer. facilities now employ navigators to help patients with everything from appointments to insurance. researchers focused on 2600 women in washington, d.c. those who used navigators to help them through the system received their diagnoses nearly
twice as fast. professor at ucsf and mission bay has won the nobel prize in medicine. the committee announced the award this morning and they are excited about it. the bay area professor is shinya yamanaka, a native of japan. he and a british researcher won for their discovery that mature specialized cells in the body can be reprogrammed to become any kind of cell. the committee said the winners have shown that specialized cells can turn back the developmental clock under certain circumstances and also said the discoveries will provide new tools for scientists around the world. this morning, a colleaguof the bay area winner explained more about the significance. >> it's a major breakthrough because it removes some ethical issues using human embryonic stem cells and opens a new host of things that we can do and ways to understand human disease using these new stem cells that we couldn't even dream of before.
off last night on a supply ssion to the internati and liftoff. a new era in space flight. a privately owned rocket took off on a supply mission to the international space station. it l from cape canaveral, florida. it's the first of a dozen supply flights under a contract with nasa. the capsule is carrying about 1,000 pounds of food, experiments and equipment and there is a frozen treat, chocolate, vanilla swirl, ice cream. speaking of space,. an austrian daredevil will set a record for skydiving 123,000 feet high. baumgartner is going to have a helium balloon wearing a special pressurized suit and parachute fall to earth will take nearly five minutes and he will reach speeds up
to 700 milesperr hour. >> even with testing, rehearse the last couple of years, we won't know until we do it for real. >> he has done it before not quite that high. baumgartner's last jump was 96,000 feet. >> can't imagine it. >> i can think of others things to do. >> supersonic. >> it's a fantastic weekend. we had all the festivities on the weekend a nice start to the day but we are beginning to see more clouds outside as the atmosphere switches gears. there is the area of low pressure spinning off the coastline. it could bring us a couple of scattered showers. right now 67 in concord. 68 in livermore. 66 degrees in san francisco. the temperatures will stay mild and it should be dry. tonight though increasing clouds. there's a chance of some showers, a slight chance, after midnight tonight and continuing
into tomorrow in fact things unsettled toward the better part of the workweek. around the state 70s in the central valley, 79 fresno, 73 sacramento 74 yosemite, 67 into the monterey bay. this area of low pressure doesn't look like much and really isn't but it's going to warm along the coastline. as it does it will slowly move through the bay area along the coast and maybe just enough to spin up a couple of scattered showers toward the next couple of days. things gather later on tonight and into tomorrow morning nothing well defined as far as rainfall but we may maybe enough to get roads wet. temperatures today dry at 70 degrees san jose, 70 fremont, 62 pacifica. east bay temperatures up into the 70s in many spots, inside the bay a few more clouds not bad, 70 degrees san leandro, 69 oakland and 69 in santa rosa. next couple of days we'll keep things out the possibilities of
a few light showers throughout the bay area through wednesday then a break then another chance of showers into friday. none of these storms systems looks significant but just a sign of things to come. >> looks like we enjoy today then. >> it's not going to last very long. >> thank you. >> sounds like the weather. >> right. the forklifts are out in full force. it's that time of the year when half moon bay crowns the king of all pumpkins. and this year marks the 39th year of the world championship pumpkin weigh-off. here we go, tipping the scales at 1775 pounds, this giant gourd squashed the rest of the competition. still about 200 pounds short of the world record but the winner gets more than $10,000 in prize money. he is no stranger to that. he won in 2007 and 2008. >> so what's the secret? >> my family. i couldn't do it without their
support. everybody that grows is because they have somebody behind them that's allowing them to. i'm just a fortunate guy. i have always been lucky. >> the pump kip weigh-off is the kickoff event for the half moon bay art and pumpkin festival this weekend. for a gallery of winners, go to cbssf.com and click on the giant pumpkin at the bottom of the homepage. >> i want to not secret to carving it. >> chainsaw. >> i guess so. >> big chainsaw. rob wilson, come on down! >> he is the winner of the price is right male model search. he was chosen from three finalists. hundreds of men competed for the job. >> so the pressure is off a little bit. the hard part was jumping through the hurdles, competing against other great guys. >> wilson begins his week long stint on the price is right on october 15th, the show's first- ever male model. >> i hear he may wear a shirt. >> may or may not.
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one selling grapes and all throughout europe. yes, a couple of seeds hard to peel but are they good! when you see them at the market, it's the late variety grape early fall grape. you have to buy them. let's talk about selection. when you buy them, just like this. the bigger the better. so important. nice to have amber color to them making it even better. store them on the counter not in the refrigerator. i like these grapes at room temperature. one or two days at the most. if you store them more than that, then put them in the refrigerator but buy them and enjoy them. muscat grapes. i taste one of these, i'm back in italy. i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. it's not looking good for san francisco mayor ed lee. it's not political but he has a lot riding on the giants. he and cincinnati mayor mark malloy agreed to a friendly wager on the outcome of the
giants-reds play-off series. the loser hosts a chili cookoff at a local firehouse with the proceeds benefitting a local youth program. the mayor will be doing a little chili cooking quick in san francisco. >> i don't know. i think the giants can do it. >> i hope so. they didn't look too good this weekend. but hang in there. captions by: caption colorado firstname.lastname@example.org ,,